Tobias Heer awarded for best Diploma Thesis in Networking in Germany
Tobias Heer receives the KuVS award for the best Diploma Thesis
Tobias Heer (Ph.D. student and member of the Distributed Systems Group) was awarded the KuVS prize for the best Diploma thesis (in 2007).
The special interest group "KuVS" ("Kommunikation und Verteilte Systeme" / communication and distributed systems) is part of the GI (Gesellschaft fuer Informatik). The prize awards 500€ for outstanding theses and will be presented at the conference for Communication and Distributed Systems in Kassel in March 2007. The award-winning thesis was advised by the Distributed Systems Group in cooperation with the University of Tübingen, and the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology in Finland.
The thesis, titled "HIP: Lightweight Authentication for the Host Identity Protocol (HIP)", evaluates the use of lightweight cryptographic components in mobile communication protocols. It addresses the problem of the high computational complexity of traditional authentication mechanisms, resulting in long delays on resource constrained mobile devices. Using lightweight authentication techniques enables small and inexpensive mobile devices to securely connect to the Internet.